Rhode Island


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Raimondo stressing patience as students begin remote learning
Mar 23, 7:29 AM: Monday begins Rhode Island’s two-week remote learning period in the state and Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking parents, students and faculty for their cooperation.
As virus forces distance learning, some schools more prepared than others
Mar 19, 6:03 AM: As word came down to schools this week that the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 would likely continue for the near future, districts scrambled to create distance learning plans that would allow >
’There’s no playbook for this.’ Providence schools contend with another crisis
Mar 18, 6:24 AM: Now Peters is racing to implement a brand-new virtual learning strategy for 24,000 mostly low-income students — including acquiring tablets and laptops as well as internet access — while also trying to ensure that children >
Letter: Writer wants to demonize noble teachers and their unions
Mar 17, 7:32 AM: Every day, educators in Providence — and across this country — are doing the best they can to help their students thrive. Part of that means fighting for what their students need: the resources and supports to create safe >
Texts show tensions flaring between the teachers’ union and the state in the Providence schools takeover
Mar 2, 9:54 AM: In a series of testy text messages dating back to late December, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten appeared to warn Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green to back off her public criticism of >
New supt. brings new school thinking to Providence
Feb 21, 6:44 AM: Harrison Peters, the school district’s new superintendent, arrived Thursday with a cheerleader’s spirit, a critical mind and a belief that meaningful change can’t come soon enough to the city’s troubled public schools. >
Editorial: A new attack on charters
Feb 11, 6:25 AM: The Rhode Island Senate tends to be very friendly to labor unions. So perhaps it is no surprise that the Senate Education Funding Formula Task Force recently unveiled a proposal that seems a naked favor to powerful >
Rhode Island students take fight for civic education to courts
Feb 10, 10:01 AM: Filed in November 2018, the lawsuit claims that the state of Rhode Island has violated students’ constitutional rights by failing to provide the necessary civic education to prepare students to effectively engage in a >
RI families, teachers rally in support of school choice
Jan 31, 7:26 AM: Students, parents and teachers gathered at the State House on Thursday to show their support for school choice as well as showcase different education options around Rhode Island.
The next big phase of the Providence schools takeover: Negotiating a union contract
Jan 30, 7:20 AM: Her request will soon be tested. As the community design teams go about their work, Infante-Green is now preparing for what will likely be the most consequential act of the state’s takeover of the capital city’s school >
House Republican leader disagrees with governor over education plan
Jan 16, 6:26 AM: House Republican Leader Blake Filippi said he didn't hear any fundamental education changes from the governor. "We already have one of the highest per pupil costs in the country and I don't know that throwing more money at >
Providence schools might be in worse shape than you thought
Dec 11, 7:11 AM: We’ve heard a lot about the struggles of Providence schools over the last six months, but the Johns Hopkins University professor who led the review of the district is making it clear that Rhode Island’s largest school >
Now in control of Providence schools, R.I. education commissioner learns running is district is no easy task
Dec 10, 7:49 AM: Shortly after Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green formally took control of the Providence school system on Nov. 1, she stopped by one of the district’s struggling middle schools to check in on >
Education Summit brainstorms ideas to improve public education in Rhode Island
Dec 9, 7:41 AM: More than 300 parents, students and those in the education field came together for a day-long summit at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
Students Press Unusual Argument in Court: a Constitutional Right to Civics
Dec 6, 8:40 AM: A federal judge in Providence, R.I., heard arguments Thursday in a case that tackles a novel question: Do students have a right under the U.S. Constitution to an education that prepares them to be capable citizens? >
Letter: Evaluation system does poor job assessing some urban schools
Dec 6, 7:54 AM:

Kudos to The Providence Journal and Linda Borg for the Nov. 25 news article “At charter school for students who got off track, R.I. star ratings seem a poor match for the mission.” The story raised legitimate concerns >

R.I. education chief recommends 5-year renewal for failing charter school
Dec 3, 7:54 AM: The commissioner of education has recommended a five-year renewal for a charter school despite at least four years of failing academic achievement, low graduation rates and a poor track record for placing graduates in >
Editorial: Unions’ bullying letter could backfire
Dec 2, 8:50 AM: It wasn’t enough that teachers unions, which exert immense power at the State House, successfully lobbied Rhode Island’s state leaders to betray local taxpayers. Now they want to bully local leaders, as well, into >
At charter school for students who got off track, R.I. star ratings seem a poor match for the mission
Nov 26, 7:27 AM: Nowell Leadership Academy in Central Falls specializes in getting students back on track, which means its four-year graduation rate is in the cellar — and on that criterion alone, the state’s star-rating system assigns it >
Could A New Charter School Move The Needle For Students Learning English?
Nov 21, 6:48 AM: The state board of elementary and secondary education appears poised to grant preliminary approval for a new charter school in Providence. The board heard a presentation from the group looking to open the school during >



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